An ecologically- and socially-sustainable residential and learning complex designed to meet the housing needs of Berea College students, principally those who are married or single parents, in a manner that supports their academic, labor and family responsibilities.
In addition to 32 new units of family housing and a new state-of-the-art child development and daycare center, the complex includes a commons house, a Sustainability and Environmental Studies (SENS) demonstration house and site and landscaping features such as vegetable gardens, fruit trees, a greenhouse and a wetland.
Stringent performance goals for the Ecovillage include: reduction of energy use by 75%; generation of 10% of the Ecovillage’s electricity on-site from renewable sources; reduction of per capita water use by 75%; treatment of sewage and wastewater on-site to swimmable quality, and recycling, reusing or composting at least 50% of waste. To accomplish these and other goals, the Ecovillage will incorporate a wide range of
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